Eggless Chocolate Cake Recipe (Buttery and Smooth) in 1 Hour

This eggless chocolate cake could be your dream come true. If you love chocolate as much as I do, you will be thrilled to taste this easy moist and buttery delight with a filling that will simply melt in your mouth.

Eggless Chocolate Cake Recipe Feature

I always believed that chocolate can make the world a better place. After all, chocolate comes from cacao pods which come from a tree.

Therefore, we can say that chocolate is actually salad. And we all know that salad is healthy, isn’t it? I don’t know who said these wise word but she/he was entirely right. Eating more chocolate makes people happy. Especially when it comes in the form of a decadent cake which looks so well that you could eat it all at once.

And let me tell you something: chocolate is healthy. Consumed in moderate quantities and with no large additions of sugar, of course. 

Health Benefits of Cacao Powder

  • It is rich in polyphenols. These are natural antioxidants we usually find in fruits, tea, wine, vegetables and chocolate. Research shows that they can lower the blood pressure, reduce inflammation in the body, improve cholesterol rates and blood sugar levels.
  • Chocolate may also lower the risk of having a heart attack or stroke. The flavanols it contains improve the nitric oxide level in the blood leading to arterial relaxation and dilation. This process improves the blood flow through the vessels. Being known to reduce the LDL (bad cholesterol), consumption of chocolate has an effect similar to aspirin on your blood. It thins the blood, stabilizes the sugar level and reduces inflammation.
  • The polyphenols have the role of improving the brain function and blood flow to the brain. Some studies show that these compounds have a beneficial effect on the brain, helping in reducing the risk of neurodegenerative ailments. Flavanols can produce neurons and molecules that are important for the function of the brain.
  • By having such a big role in improving the brain activity, cacao can also aid with symptoms of depression and mood changes. This may also be due to the flavanols, the fact that tryptophan turns into serotonin (which is known as the “feel-good” hormone) or to the simple act of eating and enjoying a delicious piece of chocolate. Or a cake without eggs.
  • Cacao also helps with improving the symptoms of type 2 diabetes. We all know that we should not over eat chocolate. But consuming small amounts can have some notable anti-diabetic effects. The flavanols slow down the digestion of carbs and their absorption in the gut. They also increase the insulin secretion, take down the inflammation and encourage the transfer of the sugar from the blood to the muscles.
  • Although you could say otherwise, the chocolate intake will help you control your weight. Dark chocolate will regulate the use of energy, reduce your appetite and inflammation, will give you a feeling of satiety and boost the fat oxidation. Researches compared people who ate chocolate regularly with people who ate it less often. Even though the first group consumed more calories and fat, the people in there had a lower BMI. However, you should pay attention to what type of chocolate you eat. For obvious reasons, the dark one is efficient. On the other hand, the milk and sugary chocolate ingested in excess can lead to some significant weight gain.
  • Cacao also contain theobromine and theophylline which are anti-asthmathic compounds. Theobromine, for example, has a similar effect to caffeine and can assist with persistent cough. Theophylline relaxes the airways, reduces inflammation and dilate the lungs.
  • The antibacterial compounds contained by cacao powder may have immune-stimulating and anti-enzymatic properties and help with oral health. So it is actually recommended to enjoy an eggless chocolate cake from time to time, it will fight against gum disease and dental cavities.

Interesting Facts About Chocolate and Eggless Chocolate Cake

There are some things you might not know about this delicious dessert although you have probably enjoyed easy things to bake a lot of times in your life.

Charles Dickens used to say “There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate”. Who are we to prove him wrong?

We can’t argue with such a renowned classic. And hopefully we all have such a friend. The memories we all share about chocolate are surely pleasant and date back to childhood.

Facts About Chocolate

So here are some things that may take your chocolate experience to new levels.

You should know that there is quite a difference between cacao and cocoa. The connoisseurs make a big deal about it because the health benefits are different and they also have distinct flavors.

Cacao and cocoa come both from the cacao tree.

That’s a fact.

The beans of this tree are first dried and fermented. After that the producers heat them at low temperatures and the cacao butter starts to separate from the beans. 

The remaining beans are ground resulting a fine powder also known as cacao powder. A separate process is roasting the fermented and dried beans at high temperatures and then milling them.

The result is cocoa powder. So the use of the term “cacao” may often imply that the product is more natural than others. However, the use of these two words is so inconsistent nowadays and varies by so many brands that you can’t assume some products are better than others.

Until the 1830s or 40s, chocolate was enjoyed in America as a beverage. Unfortunately, people in those times didn’t know anything about chocolate cakes which is very sad.

Eliza Leslie, a famous cookbook author from Philadelphia, published a chocolate cake recipe in 1847. The recipe used chopped chocolate since there were no chocolate chips back then. Other authors of that time, such as Maria Parloa or Sarah Tyson Rorer, gave a great hand in bringing this delight to where it is today.

So why eggless chocolate cake? To make it fun of course!

Fun Facts About Chocolate

  • In 2007 a famous jewelry thief managed to make $28 million dollars of gems from a bank in Antwerp, Belgium. How did he do that? The man gained the guards’ trust by repeatedly bringing them chocolate. A chocolate cake without eggs would have brought the same result.
  • A study made in 2013 states that if customers smell the scent of chocolate in a bookstore, they are 40% more likely to buy romance novels or cookbooks and 22% more likely to purchase any other kind of books. Either way, the sales go up.
  • The Brussels Airport sells more than 800 tons of chocolate each year, making it the biggest chocolate seller in the world.
  • Do you remember “Psycho”? You should know that the blood in the monstrous shower scene is actually chocolate syrup.
  • It is said that there is a direct link between the amount of chocolate eaten by a country and the number of Nobel Laureates in that specific area. Eating no egg cake with chocolate from time to time could make us all smarter.
  • In 2004, in London, a percent of 70% people interviewed for a study said that they would expose their password in exchange for some chocolate.
  • In the United States, people buy around 58 million pounds of chocolate each year on Valentine’s Day. This number represents 5% of the entire year sales.

Now that you found out a lot of interesting and funny facts about cacao and chocolate, I’m pretty sure you want to go on with the egless chocolate cake recipe.

How to Make an Eggless Cake?

It is quite simple to cook a cake without eggs. You will need to replace them with the so called “flax eggs”. Flax eggs are made out of ground flax combined with water.

The ground seeds have the ability of absorbing the water, turning the mixture into something gelatinous.

The flax egg works like the regular egg and have a binding effect on the batter.

Combine the ground flax

How to Make Eggless Cake With Cake Mix?

In order to use a cake mix (store-bought or homemade), all you will have to do is to add oil, water or milk and maybe some vanilla extract to flavor the batter. 

Stir the baking soda
Eggless Chocolate Cake Recipe
Eggless Chocolate Cake Recipe

How to Make Eggless Cake in Oven?

The best cakes ever are baked in the oven. After preparing the batter, you will transfer it to a round pan and bake it in the oven at about 350F.

Pour the batter into pan
Place the cake to a wire rack to cool
Eggless Chocolate Cake

Once it's ready, use a ceramic knife to slice right through it without a mess!

How to Make Eggless Cake at Home?

While you can certainly enjoy a no egg cake in a restaurant, nothing beats the unmistakable flavor of homemade goodies. It is true that sometimes I am not in the mood for baking or cooking. And these are the times when I go to a bakery and enjoy a smooth cake.

But most of the times I really like to have fun with easy things to bake. So, to make an eggless chocolate cake at home, you will need to gather your ingredients, prepare the batter and bake it.

I wanted to play a bit with the ingredients and I cooked a gluten-free chocolate cake. You can definitely make it with all-purpose or even wholegrain wheat flour. 

Try these other gluten free recipes:

Eggless Chocolate Cake Recipe

Eggless Chocolate Cake Recipe (Buttery and Smooth) in 1 Hour

This tender and smooth no egg cake is delicious and rich. It is easy to prepare, takes only one mixing bowl and the coconut frosting will simply make it melt in your mouth.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Cake, Chocolate Cake, Eggless Cake
Servings: 8
Calories: 354kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Round Baking Pan With Detachable Walls

Ingredients

For the Cake

  • ½ cup unsweetened cacao powder
  • 1 cup gluten-free flour mix
  • ½ cup almond meal (ground almonds)
  • 2 tbsp ground flax
  • 5 tbsp water
  • 1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1 cup unsweetened apple puree
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar/coconut sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp baking soda
  • 2/3 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

For the Frosting

  • 1 cup coconut cream
  • ¼ cup chocolate flakes

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease and flour a round baking pan with detachable walls with butter and gluten-free flour. Pat the pan to remove the excess flour.
  • Mix together the almond milk and vinegar and let it curdle.
  • Combine the ground flax with water in a large mixing bowl and set aside for five minutes until it thickens.
    Combine the ground flax
  • Stir the baking soda into the almond milk mixture.
    Stir the baking soda
  • Add the almond milk, honey and sugar to the flax eggs and mix to combine. Whisk in the vanilla extract, butter, apple puree and salt.
    Eggless Chocolate Cake Recipe
  • Bring in the dry ingredients: add the almond meal, cacao powder and gluten-free flour mix. Whisk until everything is well combined. In case you consider the batter too thick, add an extra splash of milk.
    Eggless Chocolate Cake Recipe
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
    Pour the batter into pan
  • Bake for about 40-45 minutes. Check after 35 minutes and if a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean, remove it from the oven. The baking time may vary depending on your ingredients (if using gluten-free flour or not) and also on your oven.
  • Let the cake rest in the pan for 20 minutes. Use a butter knife to loosen the edges, remove the walls and transfer the cake to a wire rack to cool.
    Place the cake to a wire rack to cool
  • When it is completely cooled, use a serrated knife to cut it in two halves lengthwise.
  • To assemble the cake, spread 1/3 of the frosting on the bottom layer.
  • Cover with the other layer and press a bit so that everything is in place. Use the remaining mixture to frost the top of the cake. Decorate with chocolate flakes and place the cake in the fridge for about 1 hour before serving.
    frost the top of the cake
  • Cut into slices and enjoy!
    Serve Eggless Chocolate Cake

Notes

  • You may substitute the gluten-free flour mix with all-purpose flour in case you want to prepare some easy things to bake with gluten.
  • Cover the cake and you can keep it at room temperature for 3-4 days. In case you place it in the fridge, the eggless chocolate cake will remain smooth and tender for about 5-6 day.

Nutrition

Calories: 354kcal | Carbohydrates: 45.3g | Protein: 5.3g | Fat: 21.7g
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About the author 

Jesse Spitzer

Jesse is a father of two and an aspiring chef. He has worked in the kitchen for over 7 years. He loves cooking and is passionate about finding ways to cook easier and more efficient. When he's not in the kitchen, Jesse can be found on on the golf course, reading a productivity book or sipping a glass of nice pinot.

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